21 April, 2014  — Workshop I: Millennial Strategies: Pre-hire, Onboarding, Engagement and Retention
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22 - 23 April, 2014  — Onboarding LABS
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21 April, 2014

Millennial Strategies: Pre-hire, Onboarding, Engagement and Retention

Millennials are now hitting the market in force and the result has been a changed and changing landscape for employees and employers.  That technology will play a larger role is certain as enterprises become more social internally and externally, but a broader context must be addressed as well. This includes: culture, thinking beyond speed to contribution to total lifetime value, and how to affect real engagement among millennial workers. 

From the perspective of demographics the millennial bubble is impossible to dismiss; yet organizations have been slow to find and implement strategies to harness the talent, innovation and enthusiasm of the future business leaders already transforming leading organizations. Despite sophisticated technologies driving efficiency and new levels of productivity effective communication may be the best tool at the disposal of organizations.

This program has been approved for 10.25 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

Registration and Continental Breakfast:  8 – 9:00 am

Welcome and Introduction:  9:00 – 9:15 am

Omar Andrade

LAB A Part 1:  9:15 am – 10:15 am

Millennial Insights: Research from the Front Lines

Part 2 of the LAB features deep cutting edge research on the key drivers behind millennial behaviors and aspirations in the workplace. Findings presented are based upon several years of programming and analysis of viewing habits and taste-making for Millennial viewers from early childhood to young adult and beyond to young working professional conducted at the iconic powerhouse of programming for youth–Nickolodean. 

Amy Friedman, CEO Redhead Consulting and Senior Advisor to MTV Scratch

Networking Break:   10:15am – 10:30am

LAB A Part 2:  10:30am -11:30am

Millennial Leadership Development Strategies

This LAB will feature a deep dive into leadership development strategies designed for Millennial executive transition and Onboarding. We will examine the new paradigm unique to millennial workers and what this will mean for successful leadership development programs. 

Kate Ebner, Director, Institute for Transformational Leadership Georgetown University

Rachel Wold, Senior Consultant and Media Specialist, Nebo Company

General Session A:    11:30 am –  12:15 pm

"The Future of Work is Here: Re-think, Re-invent, and Re-imagine the Workplace"

Organizations are being forced to create innovative solutions to address the challenges of the future workplace. Megatrends diriving this shift include:

1. Globalization                                    4. Social Leadership

2. Shifting Demographics                     5. Environment/space changes

3. Technology Disruption

The session will cover insights and a socio-historical context on these trends and implications to businesses and inform HR and leadership development with specific examples of leveraging the shifting workplace paradigm to improve business performance.

Christopher Bishop, Strategic Partner, Future Workplace Consulting

Lunch:  12:15 pm -1:30 pm

 Globalization Shifting Demographics

General Session B:   1:30 pm – 2:15 pm 

Harvard University's Institute of Politics Survey of Young Americans' Attitudes toward Politics and Public Service  

The Millenial generation is becoming a force in politics with each subsequent election. Most recently seen as a key constituency to a two time Obama presidency. The session will offer insights into the political and public views of 18-29 year olds drawn from 25 surveys of this generation since 2000. We will discuss the most recent findings, as welll as long-term trends and as a group draw implications.  

Trey Grayson, Director, Harvard Institute of Politics, Harvard University

General Session C:  2:15 pm – 3:15 pm 

Onboarding for Leadership Development, Success and Retention 

PwC has concluded the world’s largest study dedicated to Millennial workers. During this LAB they will share deep data on the trends and new strategies they have identified to better select, engage and retain new joiners and future leaders. 

Anne Donovan, HR Transformation Leader, PwC 

Networking Break:   3:15 pm – 3:40 pm

General Session D:   3:40 – 4:30 pm

Overcoming the Communication Gap: Millennial Leadership Development 

This session discusses the large disconnects between Millennial workers and employers on such key themes as the meaning of leadership, how to leverage collaboration and perhaps the greatest peril, lost opportunity. 

Emily Huston, Diversity Analyst, NBCUniversal 

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For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michael Felden at Michael.Felden@conferenceboard.org.